Kanye West has taken to Instagram to show off his new metal dentures that resemble the ones worn by the character Jaws in two James Bond films. The rapper uploaded a series of photos, which included one of the iconic villain.
Fitted by Dr Thomas Connelly alongside Naoki Hayashi, Master Dental Technician, the dentures are a new surgical model and unique to the musician. The Beverly Hills-based dentist designs custom dental art for entertainers and athletes.
This isn’t the first time that Kanye has made such an eccentric change to his appearance and he once revealed to Ellen DeGeneres in a candid conversation about his unique style that he’d replaced his bottom row of teeth with gold and diamonds.
Designed by Kanye in collaboration with a group of dentists and cosmetic surgeons, the dentures are said to have set the rapper back a staggering $850,000.
The dentures are crafted from titanium, which is widely recognised for its remarkable durability and is a favoured substance across diverse sectors – from aerospace to medical implants. With its biocompatible nature, the metal is well tolerated by the human body, causing no immune response.
Taking into account the cost of titanium, which currently trades at just $5.62 per gram, the estimated value of the dentures is unlikely. According to our experts, the high value is likely to be due to them being designed and fitted by some of the finest professionals in the industry rather than the material used.
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